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Re: FW: longdesc bug

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 20:34:05 -0400 (EDT)
To: Heather Swayne <hswayne@MICROSOFT.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0110152026290.21653-100000@tux.w3.org>
Well, it depends. In order to be XML the Quote marks are required. No quote
marks means it is not a well-formed XML document.

Reference: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#sec-common-syn

What Jeff says below is correct for SGML languages such as HTML versions
prior to XHTML, but as far as I know Word is meant to produce XML.



On Mon, 15 Oct 2001, Heather Swayne wrote:


  "Remember that "bug" we found while talking to the W3C's accessibility
  committee when they visited a while back that pertained to dropping the
  quotes around the longdesc attribute. Turns out it's not a bug. Quotes
  are only required if the value contains a space and the string we tested
  with was "foo" which doesn't contain any spaces." - Jeff (Microsoft Word
  Program Manager)

  Heather Swayne
  P.S. this e-mail was written using voice dictation technology so please
  excuse any "voice mistakes"

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